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What happened after General Cornwallis surrounded the Continental Army at the Battle of Trenton?

a. Washington led his troops out during the night and headed to Princeton.
b. The Continental Army was defeated at Trenton.
c. Hessian mercenaries overcame the Continental Army.
d. The famous crossing of the Delaware River occurred.

About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3044, The Battles of Trenton and Princeton
Learn about Washington crossing the Delaware River.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3043, Victory or Defeat?
Learn about early fighting of the Revolutionary War.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3042, Our Nation's First Constitution
The Articles of Confederation was our nation's first constitution, but it had its problems.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3041, The Shot Heard 'Round the World
Learn about the beginnings of the war.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3040, Loyalists in the American Revolution
Learn about divided opinions in the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3039, A Country Divided by Revolution
Learn about the beginning of the American Revolution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3038, An Absolute Tyranny
Learn about the wrongs of the Crown against the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3037, The Right to Revolution
Learn about the ideas in the Declaration of Independence.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3036, Natural Rights and the Declaration of Independence
Learn about the protection of natural rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3035, The Second Paragraph of the Declaration
Learn about the Declaration of Independence.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3034, How the Declaration of Independence Is Organized
Learn about the Declaration's organization.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3033, A New Nation
Learn about the Declaration of Independence.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3032, Writing the Declaration of Independence
Learn about the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3031, A State of Rebellion
Learn about the beginning of the rebellion.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3030, The Revolutionary War Begins
Learn about the start of the Revolutionary War.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3029, The Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party
Learn about two revolutionary events in the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3028, The Sons and Daughters of Liberty
Learn about resistance groups in the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3027, Committees of Correspondence
Learn about how colonists began to organize against England.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3026, No Taxation Without Representation
Learn about growing unrest in the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3025, The Boston Tea Party
Learn about the Tea Act.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3024, The Stamp Act and the Quartering Act
Learn about laws Great Britain imposed on the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3023, The Sugar Act
Learn about the Sugar Act of 1764.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3022, Britain Tightens Its Grip on the Colonies
Learn about increased colonial regulation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3021, Salutary Neglect
Learn about the hands-off approach of England governing the colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3020, Government in the American Colonies
Learn about the structure of colonial government.